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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale pours brilliant deep red with a light tan foam. Up front, the aroma is all piney, resinous and citrus hops. Upon tasting, the hops are still on the front, and they are balanced with the malty, toffee like flavors contributed from the blend of crystal and amber malts used in the brewhouse. The finish is deliciously bitter, with a touch of warmth provided by the 9.5% alcohol. Bitterness comes in at 90+ IBU.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11192) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
Bottle, bought Systembolaget, Malmö.
Pours brown, holding it up in the light, it gets a lovely dark red colour. Relatively large creamy to frothy, beige head. Good duration. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, fruity, peach, grapefruit. Fine chocolate and roasted malts background. Medium carbonation, lovely dryness and fine creaminess. Flavour is rather vinious at first, lots of mild roasted malts, dark chocolate. Heavy dry bitterness in the end. Good piney, light citric, good peach. There is a slight hint of a metallic edge in the dry and warming aftertaste that detracts a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
@Richmond Gathering 9-courtesy Fadra (sp?)-22oz bottle-pours a tan head that laces and deep copper color. Aroma is pine, sweet medium malt. Taste is pine with some bite, sweet medium malt. OK carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: The color is more brown than anything, but it does have a definite reddish tint. Not much head, but off-white in color, and excellent lacing. S: Hops, a lot of them. Tons of citrus, and it just smells bitter. A few extra sniffs gives a bit of a malt finish to the nose. T: A lot more balanced than the scent would indicate. Of course, there are tons of hops in this bad boy, lots of citrus (again) and bitterness on the front with a nice smooth, malty finish. A bit of lingering bitterness and a bit of heat. M: Full bodied, not much carbonation. D: Despite the hoppiness and high ABV, it’s quite drinkable. Not something you could drink all day, but very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: 13th Anniversary Red Ale
Date: June 30, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: dark red, fine beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: huge sweet piney aroma, lots of citrus, breadyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, plenty of sweet pine, touch of yeasty bread, juicy grapefruit rind leaves a lingering earthy bitterness
Overall: juicy fruit red ale

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

Date: July 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of earthy hops, touch of peppery alcohol
Flavor: rich sweet dark caramel flavor, lots of earthy hops, hot caramel with a peppery character

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, alcohol, grapefruit, caramel. Flavour is grapefruit, fruit, malt, alcohol, caramel, hop. full body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle shared by Danny at the Party source. Poured reddish brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt and earthy hop aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biiter sweet flavor to medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer and may become a standout with a year.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10154) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin dark moka head. Nice aroma of hops, licorice, soy sauce, herbal and complex. In mouth, burned caramel malt with soy sauce, loads of c-hops, toffee, light coffee grains and super warming alcohol. Rich, onctuous, and challenging. Bottle from Probstk, thanks Karl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of orange, tangerine, melon, tropical fruit, light carmel and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, pink grapefruit, orange, light tropical fruit and light tangerine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear ruby ale with a mid-sized, off-white head. The aroma offers lots of caramel and earthy hops. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Hoppy as Hell and very warm. The flavor is all about robust toffee, alcohol and an imperious measure of piney, grapefruity hop bitterness. Lengthy, bitter finish. Another arrogant, overbearing, world class IPA from the folks at Stone!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Hopheads rejoice!! Pours a nice dark brown/red color. Small head. Aroma is hoppy as hell! Floral and citrus hops. Lots of grass too. Big beer. Hops bite you throughout the beer but there is just enough malt to make this a real treat. Stone does it right...yet again!


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